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Weathering: New Art From East Anglia

 Saturday 29 May - Saturday 10 July 2021

The Yare Gallery, 26 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG 

The opening exhibition of The Yare Gallery celebrates the work of over 20 artists currently active in East Anglia, showcasing their work across painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics.

About the event

Our opening exhibition is WEATHERING: NEW ART FROM EAST ANGLIA, featuring the work of the Yarmouth 5, artists Katarzyna Coleman, Bridget Heriz, John Kiki, Emrys Parry and Brüer Tidman plus works by other artists from across the region.


Curator Sarah Lowndes has chosen the title WEATHERING to reflect the way that the terrain and climatic conditions of East Anglia influence work made here, but also to acknowledge the resilience of artists who work in the region, ranging from those who have been active for many decades to newly emerging practitioners.


WEATHERING will celebrate several generations of artists currently active in East Anglia, showcasing the work of over 20 artists working mostly with painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics.


Meet the curator

Dr Sarah Lowndes is a writer, curator and lecturer.


Research Fellow at Norwich University of the Arts, Sarah has recently been appointed Curator at The Yare Gallery. Her publications include Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat (2018), The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing (2016) and All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art (2014) with a new book, Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain forthcoming with Routledge in 2022.  


Sarah has worked previously with several arts organisations in East Anglia including Time and Tide Museum, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Kettle’s Yard and under the auspices of non-profit arts organisation Kunsthalle Cromer, she curated and produced Panoramic Sea Happening (2017), Esplanade: A Procession for Women (2018) and the ACE-funded writing and publication projects, Like the Sea I Think (2019) and Field Work (2020). 


Her ambition for The Yare Gallery is to develop a welcoming and inspiring centre for art, showcasing ambitious and exciting local and international work for community audiences and visitors to Great Yarmouth alike. 

Exhibition texts

Copies of the List of Works and the Exhibition Guide will be available to take from the Welcome Desk, but in the interest of sustainability we encourage all our visitors to download them in advance.

Save them to your mobile device to read during your visit, or if you prefer, print them out in a font that’s easy for you to read.